Grove City : Ohio


What It Is Like to Retire in Grove City

Grove City is a suburb of Columbus with a population of 36,000 (2014 census).  There is a historic downtown section and town center but many businesses, hotels and restaurants are located on Springtown Road.  Beulah Park opened in Grove City in 1923, and was the first thoroughbred racetrack in Ohio. It saw its final day of racing in 2014.  Picture of Gantz Homestead and Garden courtesy of Wikipedia and Wdzinc, photo of Grove City Library courtesy of Wikipedia and Sixflashphoto, Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0/


Where to Retire in Grove City and Home Prices

According to Zillow, the median home value in Grove City was $243,556 in mid-2021. As a bedroom community of Columbus, there are several developments springing up, see link at left.


What Is Special about Grove City

Grove City is in a good location, just outside of Columbus, but has it own historic town center, parks, and performing arts. The town is also near wineries, bike trails and State Parks.


What Is Not Special about Grove City

Grove City is chilly in the winter and does get some snow; it is not considered a walkable community.


Who Will Like Retirement in Grove City

Retirees who are looking for a mid-sized town close to a large city, with a low cost of living, low crime rate and offers all four seasons, may enjoy living in Grove City.


Local Economy Is Driven by

Manufacturing and Retail


Climate and Physical Environment

The average January temperature is 31 degrees, with July's average at 71 degrees. Grove City gets about 20 inches of snow.


Restaurants & Cultural Scene

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The crime rate is below the national average.


Medical Facilities

Grove City Health Center services the area, and Columbus offers several medical facilities.



Port Columbus International Airport is less than 20 miles away.


Valuable Links

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Little Theatre off Broadway


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